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Psychometric Glossary

Psychometric testing can be a rather confusing field. Make sense of it all with our Introduction to Psychometrics and all the different Types of Psychometric Test

There are also a wide range of technical terms, many of which sound quite similar. Allow us to help, with this glossary of psychometric terminology!

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16 PF (Personality Tool)

360-Degree Feedback

 

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Ability

Ability test

ABLE Series

Abstract reasoning

Acceptability

Accreditation

Adaptive Test

Administrator

Adverse Impact

Aptitude Battery

Aptitude Test

Assessment Centre / Assessment Center

Attainment Test

Attempted Questions

Authentication

 

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Behavioural Competency / Behavioral Competency

Bias

Biodata (Biographical Data)

Blueprint

 

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Capability

Case Study

CAT (Common Admission Test)

Certification

Chronological Interview

Cognition

Common Interview Questions

Competency

Composite Test Score

Computerised Classification Testing (CCT) / Computerized Classification Testing

Conceptual Reasoning

Conceptual Reasoning Test

Correlation

Criterion-Referenced

Cutscore

 

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Decile

Development Centres / Development Centers

Diagrammatic Reasoning

Distractors

Domain Referenced

 

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Emotional Intelligence

Equating

E-tray Exercise

Example Questions / Sample Questions

 

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Fact Finding Exercise

Factor Analysis

Fairness

Fast Track (SHL Test)

Five Factor Model

Frequency Distribution

 

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General Ability Test

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)

GRE (Graduate Records Examination)

Grade

Graphology

Group Exercise

 

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Inductive Reasoning

Industrial Psychology or I/O Psychology

Intelligence Test

Internship

In-tray Exercise

Inventory

Ipsative Test

IQ Test (Intelligence Quotient Test)

Item Bank

Item Response Theory (IRT)

 

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Job Analysis

Job Application

Job Description

Job Interview

Job Offer

Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation

 

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Likert Scale (Likert-type scale)

Level A (BPS Qualification)

Level B (BPS Qualification)

Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning Test

 

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Maximum Performance

MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

Mechanical Reasoning

MGIB (Management and Graduate Item Bank) (SHL Test)

Motivation

Multiple Choice Format

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

 

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Nipsative

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Norm Group

Norm Referenced

Normal Distribution

Numerical Reasoning

Numerical Reasoning Test

  

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Occupational and Organisational Psychology

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)

  

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Panel Interview

Parallel (or Alternate) Test Form

Partner Interviews

Percentile

Personality

Personality Inventory / Profile / Test / Questionnaire

Placement

Potential

Power Test

PQA Interview (Personal Qualities & Attributes)

Pretest (or Pilot) Item

Professional Conduct Question

Psychological Testing

Psychometric Society

Psychometric Test

Psychometrician

  

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Quartile

 

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Raw Score

Relationship Test Items

Reliability

Role Play

Rorschach Inkblot Test

 

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SAT (formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test / Scholastic Assessment Test)

Scaling

Self Report Test

Simulation

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

Spacial Ability Tests

Speed Test

Standard Deviation (SD)

Standard Error of Measurement (SEm)

Standardised Testing / Standardized Testing

Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing

Standard-Setting Study

Stanford-Binet IQ Test

Stress Interview

Supervised Test

Systematic Bias

 

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Technical Interview

Telephone Interview

Test Sophistication

Thurstone, L.L. (1887-1955)

Trait

Type

Typical Performance

 

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UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test)

Unsupervised Test

 

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Validation

Validity (Test)

Verbal Comprehension Test

Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning Test

 

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Wave Test

Written Exercise

 

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